Mechatronics: How electrical engineers are impacting health care

Editor’s Note: This information and infographic is published by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Electrical engineers are professionals dedicated to developing electrical solutions and equipment. They are responsible for providing a variety of industries with powerful, long-term solutions, designed to help solve many types of problems. One of the most prominent industries to benefit

Gain access to various tips and tricks to planning component and assembly designs with the new Design Guide

Design engineers will find Minnesota Rubber and Plastics’s latest “Design Guide” useful in planning their component and assembly designs. Available in handy USB business card format, this Design Guide has hundreds of useful ideas for designing and manufacturing custom-molded rubber and plastic parts. The purpose of this 115-page Design Guide is to better understand processes, materials

Offering more options and flexibility, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics present custom miniature components

Enhanced component or assembly performance often requires advanced polymers including custom blends. This is particularly true designing fluid delivery systems, or for many static or dynamic applications. Minnesota Rubber and Plastics molds miniature components for these devices using custom blends of polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polycarbonate, polysulphone, Nylon, polyethylene, polypropylene, FKM and EPDM elastomers. Many

Material sourcing at engineers’ fingertips with new Sourcebook

Boyd Technologies announced the launch of its Sourcebook material sourcing website www.sourcebookmaterials.com. Sourcebook is a vertically integrated material sourcing solution developed by Boyd Technologies and focuses on improving search, comparison and sampling of advanced flexible materials. The website, which will launch at the EWMA tradeshow in London, will display the specifications of thousands of advanced

3Shape Implant Studio users to gain access to DENTSPLY Implants

3Shape, announced that dental professionals can access the implant lines from DENTSPLY Implants in connection with 3Shape Implant Studio from August 2015. Dentists, implantologists, and dental technicians virtually access implant systems when using Implant Studio software. Professionals choosing implants from DENTSPLY Implants for example, then plan the implant procedure based on DENTSPLY Implants’ precise specifications.

Acorn Regulatory streamlines approval process drug-device manufacturers

Acorn Regulatory, an ISO-certified medical device and pharmaceutical consulting firm, is streamlining procedures for U.S. manufacturers of drug-device combinations with customized programs that successfully overcome challenges in meeting European regulatory approvals. Focusing on small to mid-size companies, Acorn Regulatory has put in place a comprehensive step-by-step process that provides the correct regulatory pathway for medical

Exciting possibilities for metallic glass in the medical device world

Researchers are exploring the potential of metallic glass as a versatile, pliable material that is stronger than steel, with a bevy of possible medical device applications. Yale University engineers have discovered a unique method for designing metallic glass nanostructures across a wide range of chemicals, a technique that could have applications for everything from watch

Olympus offers next-day product replacement guarantee for medical devices

Olympus, a medical and surgical procedures solutions company, announced that it is guaranteeing next-day replacements for surgical equipment at no additional charge. Olympus is the first surgical product manufacturer to offer this type of guarantee. The service became available to customers with an Olympus Full Service Agreement earlier this year. “Canceled procedures can be costly for healthcare facilities

Implantable “artificial pancreas” could help diabetes patients control their blood sugar

Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. Now scientists are reporting in the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal, “Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,” the development of an implantable “artificial pancreas” that continuously measures a person’s blood sugar or glucose level and can automatically release insulin as

Vicon captures a new development in motion capture (mocap)

Vicon announced the launch of its new flagship camera platform, the Vicon Vantage. Drawing on over 30 years’ of motion capture (mocap) experience, the Vantage platform combines innovative technology with accessible design to open up motion capture to a broader audience. Vicon is a motion capture technology specialist company for science and life industries. Advances in

Silicone: Expanding the horizon for modern medical devices

Editor’s note: This article comes from Albright Technologies a manufacturer of custom silicone prototypes and provides volume production for medical, pharmaceutical, industrial, and other applications. Silicone materials have been around for more than 70 years. Beginning in the 1960s, silicones have played an important and evolving part in products designed for the medical field. Since that time,

Albright Technologies expands their silicone offerings

Albright Technologies, a rapid silicone prototyper, has added silicone injection molding tooling and services to its product lineup. Liquid silicone injection molding became a suitable product offering as Albright expanded its offerings to better serve the silicone molding market. While silicone prototypes are commonly manufactured with low volumes in mind; injection molded liquid silicone rubber parts are

BRAEBON and SomnoMed combine products to combat sleep apnea

BRAEBON Medical Corporation announces that the DentiTrac oral appliance compliance system has passed a regulatory hurdle and is now FDA cleared in the USA for use with the SomnoDent oral device. BRAEBON congratulates SomnoMed for being the first company to achieve this milestone. “We are pleased DentiTrac is launching in the US market. Accurate oral appliance

Anomet Platinum-Clad Tantalum wire designed for Implantable medical devices

Anomet Products custom manufactures a special clad composite wire that is biocompatible, strong, and corrosion-resistant for use in fabricating implantable medical devices. Anomet Platinum-Clad Tantalum Wire combines the properties of each alloy to provide a biocompatible, high-strength, and corrosion resistant radiopaque wire for use in short-term and long-term implantable medical devices. Suitable for coils, electrodes, leads,

Strategic patents can strengthen your innovation

In today’s innovation economy, a medical device company’s success depends on the strength and value of its patent portfolio. Recent statistics from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) show the issue rate for new medical device patents is exploding. In fact, the number of medical device patents issued by the USPTO has increased each